Newcomers Wrap up Second Day of Practice

The second day of practice proved to be tiresome for the group of Razorback newcomers. Both morning and afternoon practices were held at the Walker Pavilion because of weather. The past two days have served as a head start before the full team begins practice on Thursday.

"The team was a little bit tired today and we had a few missed assignments," Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. "We added a few more plays, therefore; you have a few more mental busts. It's been a good two days with these guys and they've done exactly what we've asked them to do."

With varsity reporting today the Razorbacks will take Wednesday off for team meetings and orientation, before returning to the practice fields Thursday. Nutt said the first two days of practice benefited the newcomers before they began practice with the varsity on Thursday.

"We got a head start and that's what these two days are about," Nutt said. "Educating them and getting them a head start before the big guys get here. Now the big guys are here and we'll meet as a whole family tonight and we're looking forward to it."

Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles was able to watch afternoon practice after returning from prostate surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

"He (Frank Broyles) is something," Nutt said. "That's the kind of mentality we need, that warrior mentality. He always amazes me, but even more so today. To be out here to come to practice after surgery is phenomenal. We're proud to have him back and it's good to see him."

Arkansas Football Media Day will be held tomorrow, starting at 12:45 p.m. with Coach Nutt speaking to the media, while the players will follow.

The full team will begin two-a-day practices Thursday, August 15, and begin full pads practices next Monday.

The Razorbacks kickoff the 2002 campaign Saturday, September 7, against Boise State at 6 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

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